Royal Caribbean buys Pullmantur

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has completed its purchase of Madrid-based cruise and tour operator Pullmantur S.A.  In August, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. signed an agreement with Pullmantur’s shareholders to buy all the company’s capital stock.  Last month, the company received regulatory approval for the acquisition. 

“The Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Pullmantur partnership officially begins today and we could not be happier,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.  “Together, we look forward to an exciting future of expanding our brands globally.”


“We are very pleased to become a member of the Royal Caribbean family,” said Alfonso Lopez Perez, general manager of Pullmantur.  “Our united company is well positioned to provide our guests with a variety of cruising options throughout the world.”